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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding diagram of the business’s layout Temporary License Application payable to the state of California loop system Food-grade Butter/Oil Local Authorization Attachment public health and safety Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) health claims testing laboratories cannabis adult-use products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing California Public Records Act track and trace system remove THC/CBD online licensing system hydrocarbon-based solvents compliance with regulations 100 mg of THC per package certified by a California-licensed engineer packaging and labeling requirements dried flower shipping manifest manned motor vehicle manufacturing cannabis products local jurisdiction authorization 2019 regulations quality control Bond and Insurance Information no infusion of alcohol loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Cannabinoids Testing Financial information medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing adult-use commercial cannabis activity Operating Procedures microbusinesses labels not be attractive at least 20% ownership interest M-license separate applications ownership premises is not within a Government immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery M-licensees three cannabis licensing authorities Ethanol cannabis plants Personnel Requirements waste management laws testing lab child-resistant packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Business Organizational local jurisdiction’s requirements Retailer (nonstorefront) conditional license surety bond Microbusiness transportation of cannabis goods supply chain Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates testing of cannabis goods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Mycotoxins Testing licensed cannabis cultivators no infusion of nicotine compliance with local jurisdiction regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Identifying information Edibles– Products Fingerprints alcoholic beverages Bond in the amount of $5,000 procedures for inventory control the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) financial interest holder state cannabis licensing exception for testing laboratories cannabis industries Type S share facility space cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale finished product Form # CDPH-9041 highly-concentrated oils or waxes secondary packaging transporting cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin licensing scheme A-licensees final form Owner Percentage of ownership product guidelines licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers tobacco products hang tag or a peel-back label periods of 90 days extensions primary panel requirements Terpenoids Testing commercial cannabis manufacturers 2019 proposed changes property for the commercial cannabis activity Temporary event up to 4 days secondary package some nutritional facts concentrate extracts California Department of Public Health CDTFA seller’s permit licensing cannabis retailers infusion meat and seafood, and other products 2019 recent news CDPH-issued universal symbol conducting quality assurance review regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensed premises product formulation 2019 new laws list of artificial food colorings licensed physical location (premises) retailers definition of owner must enter certain events emergency regulations informational panel annual license application managing member onsite consumption of cannabis goods manufacturing activities activity for a period of 120 days manufacturer's name operating premises commercial cannabis manufacturing activity premises diagram an officer or director of a cannabis business cannabis waste secured area security and cannabis waste disposal commercial kitchens 2019 issues packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls access to the area(s) good manufacturing practices inventory period of 120 days paper inserted into the packaging cannabis cultivation licensing transportation and security cannabis cartoons licensed cannabis distributors evidence of rehabilitation amount of THC content Cannabis Manufacturing comply with all packaging and labeling requirements investment into a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Butane/Hexane/Propane local jurisdiction cannabis event organizer license licensing cannabis microbusinesses Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) manufacture cannabis products disposal and destruction methods Criminal History limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Heavy Metals Testing Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis products Physical address purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands CDPH-9041 Foreign Material Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 600-foot radius of a school temporary license government warning statement label commercial cannabis manufacturing in California workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Transport vehicles alarm system A-license Extractions using CO2 commercial cannabis manufacturing Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing structure and formation documents delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) member manager opaque exit package license review process Moisture Content Testing health impacts of cannabis waste disposal Vehicle Requirements Water/Food-grade Dry Ice destruction of cannabis goods Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensee Lookup Tool Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) requiring refrigeration BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL capsules equity interest in a commercial cannabis business public Licensee Lookup Tool LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturers who package for other producers shared-use manufacturing facilities A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity entry into the legal, regulated market 2019 updates small product packaging Local Authorization testing methods Business Information nonlaboratory quality control carbohydrates and fat per serving The California Department of Public Health's stickers Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods mandated warning statements California Department of Public Health (CDPH) re-sealable medicinal and adult-use markets 2019 laws Individual Owner A-license and an M-license licensing cannabis distributors Labor peace agreement convicted of a substantially related crime medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together medicinal and adult-use or both markets Proposed Section 40133 CO2 and ethanol extractions unique ID/batch number Transition Period Cultivation less than 10,000 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Licensees manufacturing practices limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) minimum standards for extraction processes Premises Information no added caffeine 2019 problems security Local Jurisdictions licensed cannabis manufacturers Seller’s permit number valid waiver Distributor Transport Only shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company required limits Temporary License Application Information commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) amount of sodium Retailer (Type 10) tinctures Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division 2019 revisions MCSB’s temporary license application sanitary and hazard-free environment inhalable cannabis cannabis sales and/or consumption Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) storage of cannabis goods cannabis market vape cartridges Temporary Cannabis Event allergen information Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 three state cannabis-licensing authorities shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2019 compliance 120 days identity of the product Arranging for laboratory testing motor carrier permit manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) ingredient list aggregate interest of 20% or more product as a candy prohibited Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Distributor transport cultivation local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations chain of custody sugar protocol Mechanical potentially-hazardous foods Premises diagram Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) transportation sampling standards written procedures for inventory control edibles packaging opaque extraction at least 99% purity Premises Diagram topicals Track and Trace tamper-evident sanitary workplaces Industrial Hemp Advisory Board disclosure of all criminal convictions CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL child-resistant outer package operating procedures 2019 fines THC levels labeling designated structure licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories MCSB contaminants CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing transport cannabis goods to retailer Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Licensee Information edible products persons 21 years of age or older Proposition 65 manufacturing exit packaging cannabis training consumption of alcohol or tobacco Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products packaging recordkeeping licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises laboratory quality assurance disposal inventory and quality control Live Scans for each owner 2019 resolutions sales of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) volatile solvent Application Checklist persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Category II Residual Pesticides Testing medicinal commercial cannabis activity basic nutritional information ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises regulatory framework Completed Temporary License Application Form distributors contaminant free supplemental label The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2019 important information packaging and labeling pre-made or purchased 600 foot radius of a school Financial Interest and more.

In addition, Bureau Adulterated Component Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Microorganisms Serving Small Indoor Flowering Theoretical yield Mature plant Indoor cultivation Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Allergen Cultivation Unique identifier Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Pest Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Track-and-trace systems CBD from industrial hemp Adequate Proposition 65 warning statement Medium Outdoor Topical cannabis product Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Ingredient Package Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Extraction Primary panel MCSB 90-day extension periods Actual yield Type 10 (Retailer) Wet weight cannabis concentrates Hazard Outdoor cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Request for Live Scan Cannabis product Holding Edible cannabis product package flower or pre-rolls Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Watts per square foot Mixed-light Tier 1 Batch Environmental pathogen Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Kief Manufacture track and trace system Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Processing aid Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Informational panel Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Quality control personnel Type 11 (Distributor) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Processor Quality control operation Raw material Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Department Manufacturer licensee Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Cultivation site Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Verification cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Specialty Indoor M-license Premises Distribution Monitor Applicant Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Specialty Cottage Indoor Type N – for infusions Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 UID Specialty Cottage Outdoor Adult-use Market Small Outdoor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) CBD Specialty Outdoor Harvest Batch Contact surface Licensee Lot Processing Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Quarantine Pre-roll Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Qualified individual Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) adulteration Volatile solvent THC Nursery Universal symbol Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Process Commercial cannabis activity Type 12 (Microbusiness) Sanitize Limited-access area Product Identity Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Labeling Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Personnel Pathogen Finished product Mixed-light Tier 2 Nonmanufactured cannabis product Allergen cross-contact Preventive controls Quality Track and trace system Infusion Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Dried flower DPH-17-010E list of cannabis manufacturers infused butters and oils as concentrates Canopy Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) In-process material Nonvolatile solvent Mixed-light cultivation Net weight Immature plant Medium Indoor Validation infused pre-rolls products similar to traditional food products prohibited and more.


Last updated on March 17, 2019



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